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Articles tagged as Disaster

  • Hare Krishnas Feed Thousands in Quake Ravaged Nepal

    With the help of 350 Food for Life volunteers, the FFL team is daily serving five thousand people in Kathmandu and seven thousand people Bhaktapur with fresh nutritious meals. Over the next few days, the number of meals being served by the FFL volunteers are expected to double from twelve thousand to twenty four thousand per day.

  • ISKCON Visakhapatnam Still Rebuilding After Cyclone

    Devotees are still rebuilding their temple complex in the city of Visakhapatnam after Cyclonic Storm Hudhud ravaged it back in October. The cyclone blew through the province of Andhra Pradesh on India’s East Coast at speeds of 109 mph, causing $11 billion USD in damage and killing over 100 people. Fortunately, it spared the devotees and the Deities at ISKCON Visakhapatnam, but destroyed the community’s gift shop, dioramas, temple shed, and goshala (cow shelter)

  • The Bhopal Disaster’s Toxic Legacy

    Indians in the twentieth century, victims of propaganda that urban industrial development would bring them prosperity and well-being, neglected the Vedic principles of God consciousness.

  • Flood Ravage and the Dams of Uttarakhand - The Untold Story

    This video is about the 2013 devastating floods in Uttarakand, India, caused by uncontrolled dam-building, mountainside destruction, and other irresponsible human activities. To help their investigation, the film has been presented to the Supreme Court of India.

  • Report from the Front Line — Helping the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    "Our Food For Life team started out for Leyte in the morning. We left our base camp at around 8am to travel some 1500 km Abuyog, Leyte."

  • Devotees Safe and Planning Food Aid After Typhoon Haiyan

    According to a report from ISKCON Philippines Communications Director Sridama Das, ISKCON devotees in the Philippines remain safe and unharmed in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and are planning relief efforts to aid the less fortunate. The super-typhoon struck the Philippines on Thursday November 7th with winds of 195mph, and is being described as the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history.

  • The Storm We Chase

    Sometimes we want to chase the storm. Sometime the storm shows who's in charge and chases us. The power that Mama Nature has over us is a constant reminder of the dark and the light in our personal spiritual journey.

  • Reflections on Titanic Disasters

    The Life article points out that man has always been fascinated by disasters. Why? I’d say it’s because we know that a disaster may strike any of us at any moment. Although in recent years a whole field of risk management has developed to counteract risks and dangers, still the only shelter is the Lord’s lotus feet.

  • Waiting For Disaster and War?
    We oftentimes hear devotees say that their preaching efforts might become easier if a disaster strikes somewhere, or everywhere. More suffering should mean more turning towards spirituality and God. Will things be as simple as this?
  • Food For Life Helps Hungarian Villages Flooded by Toxic Red Mud
    There has never been a red mud disaster as serious as the one that hit seven villages in Western Hungary on Monday, October 4th.
  • Natural Disaster Strikes New Govardhana Festival
    At the beginning of every year a gathering takes place at the ISKCON New Govardhana Community in Australia. Devotees come from all around the world to hear thoughtful classes, dance in the blissful kirtans and honor the sumptuous feasts offered to the Supreme Lord with love and devotion. This year’s schedule ended up a lot different from previous years as unexpected flash flooding was a prominent theme.